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[audio]Various Artists - Far Afield: A Webbed Hand Compilation [wh055]
Somewhere in the spectrum between Musique Concrete and Phonography, is a vast gray area that is disowned and disputed by either side. This compilation treats this no-man's land as its playground. Field recordings they are, with some processing, but not just walls of rhythmic noise. Sounds of nature, sounds of the city, using the non-instrumental rhythms and melodies of the source recording as the focal points, coaxing the music and beauty out of unplanned, un-orchestrated events...
Keywords: Field Recordings; Noise; Electroacoustic; Microsound; Sound Art; Experimental; Soundscape; Lowercase; Minimalism; musique concrete; Phonography
Downloads: 80,812 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(6 reviews)
[audio]Beyond Absence - Mood Report [wh131] - Beyond Absence
Beyond Absence returns of Webbed Hand with an album of meditative acoustic works influenced by jazz and ambient music. 01 Lightwatcher's Insomnia Suite I 02 Lightwatcher's Insomnia Suite II 03 Lightwatcher's Insomnia Suite III 04 Lightwatcher's Insomnia Suite IV 05 Still Awake 06 Gentle Man 07 Altar Boy 08 Standing Before Infinity 09 Saci-Pererê 10 Soundproof Lullaby 11 Ela 12 Glad at Last Beyond Absence is: Gustavo Caldas and Mauro Longordo Recorded at the Blue Shed Studio, Acton, MA, 2008 Pho...
Downloads: 54,086 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Louie & The Ocean - ...With Eyes To Sea EP [wh186] - Louie & The Ocean
Very relaxed downtempo ambient electronica to enjoy as Spring turns to Summer, compliments of Louie & The Ocean. About: "Louie & The Ocean is the solo project of a French boy who enjoys staring at clouds all day long and this is the music that emerges from it. A bit of ethereal sounds, some dark soundscapes and lots of insomnia made up this E.P in 3 months." -- Louis D. You can also find 2 more songs on these websites: http://www.soundcloud.com/louieandtheocean & http://www.louieandtheocean.net/...
Keywords: ambient; ambient electronica; downtempo; minimal; Louie & The Ocean
Downloads: 28,259 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Nasienie - Blackwood EP [wh157] - Nasienie
Nasienie returns with an EP of finely produced ambient soundscapes. Despite its brevity, this trio of ambient compositions seems to expand the experience of time itself. "'Land and Sea' used a sample of "Land and Sea" by Halkyn. This one talking about some free folk. 'Insomnia' inspired by an original "Insomnia" movie (1997) and Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner. Pure ambient. 'Old Enough To Know Better' - kind of abstract hop, I guess." -- Nasienie Russia, 2010...
Keywords: dark ambient; soundtrack; soundscape; ambient; drone
Downloads: 25,833 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]K.M. Krebs - The Light Will Fill the Darkness and Obliterate It [wh065] - K.M. Krebs
The Light Will Fill the Darkness and Obliterate It is a poetic and richly textured work by Canadian sound artist K.M. Krebs. These tracks are blended together into a shifting exploration as evocative and powerful as the titles they bear. I find this to be excellent headphone music, and with eyes closed I am easily abducted into very strange realms. K.M. Krebs has become a well-known and respected artist in the netlabel scene...
Keywords: Ambient/noise; Electroacoustic; Microsound; Abstract; Drones; musique concrete; Dark Meditative
Downloads: 24,827 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Nasienie - Prevention of Sleep Disorders EP [wh146] - Nasienie
This short EP "Prevention of Sleep Disorders" by Nasienie, offers three soothing tracks to aid in slumber, and one to wake you up. This is Nasienie's first release on Webbed Hand. credits: Recorded and Produced by Nasienie Russia, 2010 Artwork by Annie "Lou" Track list 1. Because Your Voice Was At My Side [02:34] 2. Walking Around [04:01] 3. The Light [02:56] 4. Detuned Sunday (Acoustic Drone) [03:26]
Keywords: ambient; drone; soundscape; electro-acoustic; dreamscape
Downloads: 23,031 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Djinnestan - Selling the Wind [wh016] - C.P. McDill
Djinnestan is the quieter spawn of Saluki Regicide. Selling the Wind is a collection of tranquil ambient constructions which have been derived from more "complicated" tracks among my other recording projects. It has something in common with the Rain compositions as well, in that they are mellow studies in repetition with variation, but these differ in their brevity. As a collection, they are a pleasure to listen to...
Keywords: Easy Listening; Meditative; Electroacoustic; Microsound; Minimalism; Sound Art; Drones; Dark Ambient; Soundscape; Dreamworking
Downloads: 22,594
[audio]Various Artists - Webbed Hand Presents ... The Darkdrone Mix [wh050]
Webbed Hand Records presents a selection of tracks by Webbed Hand artists regularly featured in streaming audio on Darkdrone Radio, a netstation which showcases the best of ambient, drone, and experimental recordings. From the first few months of Webbed Hand's existence as a netlabel, Darkdrone Radio has recognized its potential as a source of excellent sounds. Darkdrone has regularly featured works by Webbed Hand artists in its rotation, right in there alongside more prominent artists such as R...
Keywords: Electronic; IDM; Minimal-Dub; Meditative; Electroacoustic; Ambient; Drones; Dark Ambient; Drone & Bass; Soundscape; Dreamworking; musique concrete
Downloads: 21,572 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[audio]Kaazim Zareb - Miraaya [wh062] - Kaazim Zareb
Fire up your narghile (hookah, shisha) and settle back for some compelling arabic melodies and rhythms, performed by Kaazim Zareb, by profession a bellydance accompanist, who in this creative departure brings a jazzy improvisational flavor to mellow arabic art music. These tracks were produced and/or remixed by Thomas Park of Mystified and C.P. McDill of Webbed Hand Records. These tracks blend elements of traditional Middle Eastern musical idioms with contemporary electronica mixing style...
Keywords: Acoustic; Electronic; World Music; Middle Eastern; Desertronica
Downloads: 20,293 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]C.P. McDill - Anthology 1 [wh073] - C.P. McDill
C.P. McDill - Anthology 1 (1993-2005) [wh073] Anthology 1 (1993-2005) Webbed Hand Records' first release of 2006 is an anthology of recordings by the label's founder, C.P. McDill. This selection represents the spectrum of his sound art projects from 1993 to 2005, excluding the long-form (CD-length) ambient recordings. C.P. McDill's began experimenting with recorded sound in the mid-1980s, but the tapes from that period have unfortunately (or fortunately) been lost...
Keywords: McDill; Webbed Hand; Saluki Regicide; Djinnestan; Ambient; Experimental
Downloads: 19,741 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[audio]Various - Radure 3: Oltreumano [wh074] - Various Artists
Webbed Hand Records presents the audio release of a multimedia project curated and compiled by Marco Lucchi (who has two previous releases with us). This work brings together some notable talent in the areas of phonography, ambient and experimental music, as well as in poetry and film. Here is Marco Lucchi's introduction to Radure 3: Being third part of the project "radure" (music and creative philosophy), is dedicated to the oltreumano theme...
Keywords: Electronic; Experimental; Electroacoustic; Ambient; Soundscape
Downloads: 19,274 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Tree Helicopter - Moon Calf [wh014] - C.P. McDill
A project which began as a spinoff of Saluki Regicide, but which took on a personality of its own as a pattern began to emerge. This is a peculiar sound art of a very diverse nature, but unified by the presence of Shortwave signals. These bizarre tracks may bend your mind, if you are in a susceptible state. An eclectic CD alternating between abstract and rhythmic, this body of work is dedicated to those who get the warm-n-fuzzies from hunching over shortwave radios, grooving on static and foreig...
Keywords: Electronic; Found Sounds; Sound Art; Beyond Classification; uneasy listening; musique concrete
Downloads: 16,257 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Djinnestan - Rain 1 [wh028] - C.P. McDill
The Webbed Hand "Rain" series in now graced by a contribution from Djinnestan. Much like the shorter works of Djinnestan, this 74-minute piece is subtle and enchanted. As if in a dream you find yourself strolling in a fairytale forest, dark and misty, peopled by the figments of childhood imaginings. This album is ideal for meditation, trance-work, and quiet activities. It is recommended that you play it at low volume, as it is meant to be listened to peripherally, not directly...
Keywords: Ambient; Easy Listening; Meditative; Minimalism; Sound Art; Abstract; Drones; Soundscape; Dreamworking
Downloads: 16,015 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(6 reviews)
[audio]Rafael Flores & Mystified - Intrigue [wh060] - Rafael Flores & Mystified
Masterful abstract paintings in sound, wrought through the collaborative brilliance of Raphael Flores and mystified (aka Thomas Park). A transatlantic masterpiece of shared samples and creative accord. Each sent a selection of recordings to the other for mixing, and the results are here for you to enjoy. Rafael Flores hails from Andújar, Spain. Under his own name, and also as "Commando Bruno" he has appeared on many solo albums as well as compilations since 1981...
Keywords: Electroacoustic; Microsound; Glitch; Ambient; Drones; Soundscape
Downloads: 15,370 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Marco Lucchi - Tantra à l'usage des anges [wh058] - Marco Lucchi
"Tantra à l'usage des anges" A multimedia performance Recorded Live in Carpi at "la Fonoteca" december 1999 length 00:59:07 Webbed Hand welcomes the work of Marco Lucchi, a noted and very skilled musician who has distinguished himself in Italy for his work in the experimental, new age, and electronica genres. This album is the audio document of a multimedia performance which took place in 1999, based around the texts of French poet Jean Michel Maulpoix, who took part in this event...
Keywords: New Age; Poetry; Spirituality; mysticism; Performance Art; Live Electronic; French
Downloads: 14,519 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[audio]Mika Björklund - Gunkanjima [wh069] - Mika Bjorklund
Sound artist Mika Björklund's latest project is a journey by evocation to the abandoned island city of Gunkanjima, which for a while during the 20th Century contained a heavily populated mining settlement. This desolate place still has its apartment towers, factories, schools and other building intact but crumbling. Through drones, musique concrete and other idioms of electronic music, Mika guides us through its resonant passageways...
Keywords: Avantgarde; Electroacoustic; Dark Ambient; Soundscape; musique concrete
Downloads: 12,185 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(7 reviews)
[audio]Saluki Regicide - Mirage Emigrants [wh012] - C.P. McDill
Mirage Emigrants is the third collection by Saluki Regicide, and the sixth release overall. Saluki Regicide continues to surprise and delight listeners with strange visionary abstractions in sound. Dark, at times nostalgic, these compositions manage somehow to be simultaneously warm and alien. This album has been described as "simple and often melodic, yet freaky beyond comprehension, like nothing I've heard before" and as "an enigmatic and nostalgic opus that suggests somehow that with the rig...
Keywords: Ambient; Avantgarde; Experimental; Ambient/noise; Sound Art; Abstract; Dark Ambient; Soundscape; Dreamworking
Downloads: 11,711 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Vincent Bergeron - Casse-tete de l'Existence [wh056] - Vincent Bergeron
From the artist: "For this concept album, the idea was to make new songwriting. All structures were influenced by rock and also by experimental techno and prepared improvisation (which i still don't really enjoy most of the time though). There's choruses, verses, bridges, introductions and endings. They don't appear in the order, all the times, but they are there. The vocals and the lyrics came after...
Keywords: Psychedelic; Electroacoustic; Sound Art; Pop Experimental; Free Jazz; Weirdomusic
Downloads: 11,641 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[audio]Nasienie - Haunting Last Spring EP [wh168] - Nasienie
A third EP for Webbed Hand by Nasienie, of chilled ambient soundscapes. Understated, subtle, but rich in detail, these ambient works by Nasienie have quickly been attracting an appreciative audience. Produced in 2011 Artwork by Anya Sazonova. Haunting Last Spring EP Track List: 01 House On The Hill [03:04] 02 Snow Capture [02:23] 03 Insomnia (Dark Layer Mix) [03:57] 04 Mountain I Know [02:10] 05 Old Enough To Know Better (edit) [03:32] 06 The Wind Is Blind [04:35] Visit Webbed Hand Records.
Keywords: dark ambient; soundtrack; soundscape; ambient; drone
Downloads: 11,330
[audio]Beyond Absence - Complacency [wh113] - Beyond Absence
One of the definitions of complacency is "to be completely satisfied right where you are." And satisfied you will be, settled back in a comfortable chair, as you take in these mellow compositions which seem to shimmer like snowflakes in the air. This work evokes a slower, more peaceful approach to life. "This is what we wanted to tell you for now. We are glad to have reached your ears; and perhaps a little of your hearts and minds, if for a second or two only." --Gustavo and Mauro...
Keywords: ambient; acoustic; guitar; new age; jazz; soundscape
Downloads: 10,301
[audio]Heath Yonaites & K.M. Krebs - The Seed Project [wh068] - Heath Yonaites, K.M. Krebs
What more need I say? Heath Yonaites and K.M. Krebs, both figures who loom large and formidable in the field of imaginative/speculative sound art, have collaborated on an album. Ideal for headphones, or if you are blessed with a really great speaker setup, an environment you could immerse yourself in and swim around. In this collaboration, each provided the other with the raw materials to mix into finish tracks...
Keywords: Electronic; Electroacoustic; Microsound; Sound Art; Abstract; Dark Ambient; musique concrete
Downloads: 9,578 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[audio]Webbed Hand Presents String Ambient [wh101] - C.P. McDill
Our first compilation for 2008 presents a facet of ambient music that is often overlooked in favor of the more electronic or synthesized soundscapes. Here we have an eclectic collection of works featuring a broad variety string instruments, usually but not always treated to effects. In the artist credits below we've provided information about the instruments used, and you can see they range from the familiar to the exotic...
Keywords: ambient; string instruments; guitar, soundscape
Downloads: 9,477 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Various - To Ancient Noise: A Webbed Hand Compilation [wh024]
"To Ancient Noise" is a compilation of manipulated environmental sounds. Whether field recordings, found sounds, radio snippets, or other odd recorded artifacts of audio, these elements are worked by sound artists in interesting and often startling ways. In some cases the sounds may not be processed much at all, but are rather selected for their rhythmic virtues. In other cases, sounds have been layered and heavily effected into lush and alien soundscapes, dark and mysterious...
Keywords: Found Sounds; Rhythmic Noise; Ambient/noise; gLiTch; Electroacoustic; Drones; tape collage; musique concrete
Downloads: 8,229 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[audio]Saluki Regicide - Actress [wh007] - C.P. McDill
Saluki Regicide returns with another selection of haunted head music to disturb your inner child. These are some very strange recordings. 20th Century sound artifacts are processed and manipulated into something wholly new, and at times unsettling. Unquiet architectures of auditory nostalgia, inhabiting some remote site between melody and microsound, hounded by history, ambushed by alchemy. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release...
Keywords: Cinematic Ambients; Microsound; Sound Art; Dark Ambient; Dreamworking
Downloads: 8,189 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Tree Helicopter - Blatant Beast [wh097] - C.P. McDill
After an absence of several years, Tree Helicopter returns to Webbed Hand, now venturing deeper into a musique concrete/noise style. This work is more abstract than that found on "Moon Calf" (wh014), but at the same time more unified and perhaps more accessible. Recorded & Produced by C.P. McDill Winter 2007-08 Total Length 00:45:43 01 Rakshas pt1 (08:01) 02 Flanders Poppies (03:23) 03 Rakshas pt2 (03:42) 04 Flivver (03:51) 05 Lotus Blossom (03:29) 06 Flux (02:36) 07 Cloches (07:40) 08 Blatant B...
Keywords: experimental; musique concrete; noise; ambient
Downloads: 8,103 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]K.M. Krebs - Oneiromancy [wh046] - K.M. Krebs
"Oneiromancy (the art of foretelling the future through dreams) is an hypnotic ambient journey through the underworld of the unconscious and the dreams which abide therein." --K.M. Krebs Originally a CD-R release, this ambient trek by Canadian sound artist K.M. Krebs is now a netlabel release on Webbed Hand. Distinguished not only by the remarkable sounds herein, but also very evocative track titles, complemented by detail-rich cover art, this is the sort of album one can spend a lot of time lis...
Keywords: Ambient; Electroacoustic; Dreamworking; musique concrete
Downloads: 7,674 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[audio]Marco Lucchi - Some Perfect Curtains [wh075] - Marco Lucchi
Webbed Hand Records presents another release of a multimedia project composed by Italian avante-garde sound artist Marco Lucchi. Here is Marco Lucchi's introduction: some perfect curtains is a sort of anthology of my latest work it shows my love for the audio scores (no only the music) of films they are kind of movies without images (well, sometimes with images...) and they are some very acousmatic works they are ending or opening titles of imaginary films too and they "promote" me as a composer...
Keywords: experimental; performance art; poetry; electronica
Downloads: 7,501 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Saluki Regicide - Dematerialized [wh001] - C.P. McDill
Saluki Regicide's first album of soundtracks for weird dreams, these peculiar sonic paintings are less music than opiate science fiction. This is headphone music for playing in the dark, plain and simple. The work of Saluki Regicide is a transmission from one synaesthetic consciousness to another. Simultaneously dark and witty, it engages your mind and leads it to some very strange places. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release...
Keywords: Experimental; Sound Art; Dark Ambient; uneasy listening; Dreamworking
Downloads: 6,870 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[audio]Djinnestan - Kittenhead [wh080] - C.P. McDill
Kittenhead is the latest long-form (CD-length) production by Djinnestan, departing significantly from the Rain series and Purr. In many ways, it defies easy categorization. It is very ambient, but contains rhythms. It is dark, yet at the same time whimsical. It includes acoustic instruments and vocals, but they have been processed virtually beyond recognition. Nonetheless it is a subtle and pleasant listen...
Keywords: ambient; dark ambient; dreamscape; musique concrete; drone; experimental
Downloads: 6,272 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(6 reviews)
[audio]Mystified & Others - Fractal Reflections [wh063] - Mystified
The indomitable Mystified has teamed up with some artists of his acquaintance to assemble this mix of unusual ambient works, based around a series of samples generated by programs that convert fractal information into sound files. "The pieces originated from fractal midi. "High Sun" is a fractal piece converted to .wav with very little interpretation. The piece was created using the program "Gingerbread"...
Keywords: Ambient; Experimental; Abstract; Electro-organic; downtempo
Downloads: 6,150 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Djinnestan - Purr [wh020] - C.P. McDill
Purr is a 76 minute ambient track intended to be played at low volume as background ambience, preferably as you go to sleep. It generates a warm and cozy feeling, like having a cat purring next to your head. With a high fidelity stereo system possessing good bass response, some of the infrasonic qualities will come through, thus adding to the trancey and hypnotic effect of the work. It is my feeling, based on some study of infrasound, that what one hears as a cat's purr is only part of the spect...
Keywords: Easy Listening; Meditative; Minimalism; Laidback Electronica; Dreamworking
Downloads: 5,822 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(6 reviews)
[audio]Marco Lucchi - The Structure of the Iki [wh085]
Marco Lucchi continues his "Radure" series of conceptual releases with this fourth installment, centered on the Japanese word "iki" - a term (like the more familiar wabi-sabi) that is uniquely cultural, lacking a direct translation in our tongue. In one sense, it expresses a perception of an idealized aesthetic quality of ordinariness. Lucchi composed a series of tracks inspired by "iki" and then recruited other artists to build onto this oeuvre with their own contributions...
Keywords: ambient, experimental, improvisational, avant-garde, modern
Downloads: 5,772
[audio]Tribe of Astronauts - Manatee [wh038] - Tribe of Astronauts
Manatee is a 45-minute ambient soundscape which give the feeling of sleeping outdoors under the stars, on a balmy southern Summer night. Electronic and instrumental sounds are blended with field recordings in a relaxing continuum with no dissonance, shocks or surprises. The whole effect is warm and agreeably trance-inducing. This piece has a brain-massaging bass pulse and a nice panoramic sound arrangement...
Keywords: Electronic; Meditative; Ambient; Soundscape; Dreamworking
Downloads: 5,530 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[audio]Rolling Calf Sinfonette - Earliest Recordings (and Other Curiosities) [wh005] - C.P. McDill
A fine document of select tracks from earliest and later session, spanning RCS's recording history beginning in 2002 to the end of 2003. Eclectic instrumental grooves, a pleasure to hear. This is a collection of tracks made before and after the work that went into Don't Mind if I Do. Overall, less intentionally whimsical than the other album, more focused on instrumental grooviness, and still there is something --odd-- about this album...
Keywords: Instrumental; Pop/Funk; Plunderphonics; Sound Art; Laidback Electronica
Downloads: 5,529 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Rolling Calf Sinfonette - Don't Mind If I Do [wh003] - C.P. McDill
The clever and versatile digital artistry of RCS gets shown to best effect in this album. Catchy and accessible sampletronica, it ranges from dark to whimsical to bizarre. From the giant-robot bellydance sound of "Macedoine" to the incorrect plunderphonics of "Nothing In My Dream" to the mellow warmth of "Cozy," these recordings exemplify the humanity and playfulness of Rolling Calf Sinfonette. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release...
Keywords: Humour; Instrumental; Plunderphonics; Sound Art; Poptronica
Downloads: 5,305 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Audio Gourmet - Earth's Exit Door [wh098] - Audio Gourmet
Recorded and produced by: Audio Gourmet (H. Salsava) Cover Illustration by Will Kelly Audio Gourmet returns to Webbed Hand with a conceptual ambient album called Earth's Exit Door. These very subtle soundscapes reveal a lot of detail the closer you listen. 01 Inverted Nucleus (08:25) 02 Artificial Intelligence (08:56) 03 Hydrogen (12:54) 04 The Mist Before Sunrise (06:11) 05 The Day Of The Tremor (07:37) An explanation of the concept according to H...
Keywords: ambient; soundscape; conceptual; dark ambient
Downloads: 5,023 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Alceste - For [wh095] - Alceste
This debut album by Alceste features a complex and melancholic blend of dark ambient and melodic elements, illustrating the arc of a fateful relationship. Alceste :: For "The short hand is the story of loving someone, and fighting to keep them...at your own expense. The process that I held in my mind while composing the album was a year and a half battle with a woman I loved terribly...that was addicted to methadone...
Keywords: ambient; dark ambient; melodic dark ambient
Downloads: 4,987 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Saluki Regicide & Mystified - Ancestral Technologies [wh017]
Fans of Mystified and Saluki Regicide will be quite pleased to know that these two have pooled their creative resources in this, their first collaboration. It's a concept album, of sorts, with the tracks being inspired by past inventions, from the mighty ("Ziggurat") to the mind-bending ("LSD"), from the practical ("Electric Stoplight") to the pointless ("Spider's Ladder"). And in the execution of these compositions, the artists sought to convey impressions, rather than illustrations of the tech...
Keywords: Ambient; Avantgarde; Electronic; Experimental; Sound Art; Abstract; Dark Ambient; Soundscape
Downloads: 4,861 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Mika Björklund - Nocturne [wh054] - Mika Björklund
Finnish electronica artist Mika Björklund makes his debut on Webbed Hand with a long-form ambient composition inspired by other long-form albums on this label, such as the Rain series. This excellent track is both engaging and relaxing. About the recording: "As the name implies the music is night music. It was mostly made during night and I think the mood is best for late-night listening. I've tried to make it encompass the feelings and moods I feel when I stay up late to think and listen to mu...
Keywords: Easy Listening; Electronic; Sound Art; Ambient; Soundscape; Dreamworking
Downloads: 4,834 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[audio]Akashic Crow's Nest - Hawk of an Uncanny Nest [wh078] - C.P. McDill
Akashic Crow's Nest's first regular album release of 2007 continues ACN's adventures in ambient sound generated from images. The tracks are created by first making a very long thin picture file that functions much like a piano roll, which is then fed into a software synthesizer which reads the picture from left to right, pixel by pixel, and translates the values into tones, adding variables such as loudness and panning based on information in the picture...
Keywords: ambient; space; generative; electronic; dark ambient; meditative
Downloads: 4,808
[audio]The Nature of Light - A Lullaby for Madisen [wh088] - The Nature of Light
Webbed Hand Records welcomes in 2008 by welcoming a new artist to the label. A Lullaby for Madisen is the first album on Webbed Hand for The Nature of Light. This set of recordings is a soothing ambient journey made up of electronic, electroacoustic, and field recorded elements, blended nicely into a continuous flow. "An ambient journey through water and waves, Air and Space. A lullaby written for a dear friend, who holds more than a special place in my heart." -- The Artist...
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[audio]Akashic Crow's Nest - The Void Captain's Tale [wh015] - C.P. McDill
This imaginary soundtrack to a sci-fi space odyssey is a synaesthetic sound gallery in the drone/ambient tradition. Inspired by Jules Verne, Norman Spinrad, and 70s synthesizer concept albums, it's a compelling and surprising CD. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please visit the WHR homepage to explore our complete catalog of experimental and ambient recordings. All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Pay...
Keywords: Easy Listening; Electronic; Space; Sound Art
Downloads: 4,213 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]K.M. Krebs - Rain 1 [wh061] - K.M. Krebs
Here is a contribution to the acclaimed Rain series on Webbed Hand by the talented K.M. Krebs. A long-form ambient work of many subtle and shifting motifs, this relaxing electro-acoustic ambient journey will take you far on pleasant and varying wavelengths. K.M. Krebs has become a well-known and respected artist in the netlabel scene. As K.M. Krebs he recorded the classic "Halberd of Chemistry" (available at Fukk God Records), and as 833-45 he recorded "Solar Cycle 23" which is a popular release...
Keywords: Electroacoustic; Microsound; Minimalism; Sound Art; Soundscape; musique concrete; Sleepscape; Dark Meditative; Meditative Electronic
Downloads: 4,202 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Mystified & Saluki Regicide - Razor Pilgrimage [wh018]
A second collaboration from Mystified and Saluki Regicide. This one differs from "Ancestral Technologies" (wh017) in a couple of ways. The theme explores the experience of a pilgrimage in some unnamed Eastern land. A solitary (western?) traveller mingles with the hustle and bustle of the pilgrimage route, but is ultimately alone and destined to come face-to-face with none other than himself. In this project, Saluki Regicide contributed loops and samples to Mystified, who mixed them with his own ...
Keywords: Electronic; Experimental; Sound Art; Ambient; Dark Ambient; Illbient
Downloads: 4,139
[audio]Djinnestan - Hasenpfeffer [wh042] - C.P. McDill
A follow-up to "Ghosties" (wh029), this is another collection of odd textural works, blending drones and other samples into opulent and ruined atmospheres. Liminal sounds give rise to mystic voices. Djinnestan's art consists of heavily processed acoustic, electronic, and sampled sounds, woven into rich sonic textures. It evolved out of several of my earlier recording projects (Saluki Regicide, Tree Helicopter, Akashic Crow's Nest), and has in many ways superceded them...
Keywords: Ambient; Experimental; Ambient/noise; Electroacoustic; Drones; Dark Ambient; Soundscape; Dreamworking; musique concrete
Downloads: 4,075 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Saluki Regicide - Rain I [wh002] - C.P. McDill
Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each "Rain" is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing. This particular album is a 74-minute ambient lullabye, rich in mysterious sounds and dimly familiar allusions. It is recommended that you play this at low volume, as background when you go to sleep. Shifting repetition of motifs, ensures that your brain will quickly be lulled by the strange yet familiar...
Keywords: Dream; Ambient; Soundscape; Dreamworking
Downloads: 3,984 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[audio]Materia Confusa - Transmutation EP [wh030] - Materia Confusa
Materia Confusa's debut release with Webbed Hand Records is an EP of compositions influenced by alchemical processes and electronic voice phenomena. Derived from acoustic source material and tweaked for a couple of years until the base matter of it was transmuted to gold, these two tracks rivet the attention. This is a joint venture with the home label of Materia Confusa (Sonance). Cover art credit goes to Materia Confusa...
Keywords: Avantgarde; Electronic; Experimental; Electroacoustic; Ambient; Dark Ambient; Soundscape; musique concrete
Downloads: 3,895 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Wead - Self-titled Debut [wh022]
Garage folkadelic grunge, or power 3rd-ear coffeehouse antifolk, or...? This mysterious combo makes its debut on Webbed Hand Records netlabel, after a couple of years on the CD-R circuit (not for profit, the proceeds were diverted to NORML). Deceptively straightforward on first listen, but deeper listening reveals unrivalled complexity and virtuosity, disguised as a 3-chord garage sound. And the lyrics too are not what they first seem...
Keywords: Alternative; Folk/Rock; Grunge; Psychedelic
Downloads: 3,892
[audio]Mystified - Rain 1 [wh082] - Mystified
Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each Rain is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing. Typically the recordings in this series are minimalistic soundscapes, with motifs played out cyclically and repetitively, rather than progressively, in order to induce a relaxed state. Mystified's Rain 1 is a minimalistic and hypnotic composition intended for deep listening (or sleep listening)...
Keywords: ambient; experimental; long-form; minimal; dark ambient
Downloads: 3,824 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Mark Hamn - Prefixes [wh053] - Mark Hamn
In "prefixes" the name of each track literally comes from prefixes of the english language, but don't let that mislead you. The prefixes only tell you a little about what to expect from each track. Under the surface there are tectonic movements, volcanism. This music has a geological vibe, whether by design or chance. This is high-quality sound art that really deserves close and repeated listenings to be best appreciated...
Keywords: Avantgarde; Minimalism; Glitch; Dark Ambient; Soundscape; musique concrete
Downloads: 3,772 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
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